The basic principles of wet shaving

Shaving at Geo. F. Trumper

In times past it would be most unusual for a man to shave himself; most men would attend the local ‘penny barber’ once or twice a week while a gentleman would be shaved by his servant. Today gentlemen come to Trumper for the sheer luxury of being shaved by an expert; to have their face swathed in hot towels, lathered and shaved, then moisturised and massaged is a truly pleasurable experience.

The Shaving School

Shaving knowledge and technique is not instinctive, all men need to learn the art and unfortunately many learn it badly. Common problems such as razor burn, bloodspots, ingrown hairs and redness are more often than not caused by bad shaving technique. A few years ago, in response to requests from many customers, we set up a shaving school; a one-to-one session with a barber where the customer learns the best technique to use for their skin-type and how to perfect their shave. You can make an appointment by calling one of the shops.

The Fundamental Principles of Wet Shaving

If you cannot make it to either our Mayfair London  of St James’s London barber shop then please click here to see our tips to help you get the best possible result. It really is worth treating your skin and face with the respect it deserves; you may only see it once or twice a day in the mirror, but it is how the rest of the world sees you, and there is no need to put up with the discomfort or appearance of shaving problems.